Pixie Chart of the week | Energiesprong could revolutionise UK decarbonisation

In its latest report, Reinventing retrofit, published earlier this month, Regen highlighted the potential benefits of redesigning the UK’s energy efficiency policy.

The report outlined the necessary action needed to tackle the efficiency of the UK’s housing stock, deemed to be the least energy efficient in Europe and contributing to more than 3,000 deaths from cold, insufficiently heated homes every year.

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